The brutal stabbing death of 23-year-old Renee Sweeney rocked the City of Sudbury to its core on Jan. 27, 1998.
Police searched for her killer for two decades and finally charged Robert Steven Wright, who was 18 years old at the time of the murder, in Dec. 2018.
After several delays, the trial began Feb. 21, 2023, just after the 25th anniversary of Sweeney's death. The jury delivered a guilty verdict after five weeks of testimony.
CTVNewsNorthernOntario.ca has compiled all of the case coverage below, including archival news footage, the arrest, trial, verdict and now that the publication ban is lifted, we can reveal some exclusive extras.
Many winter events and races have been cancelled this winter because of a lack of snow, but on Tuesday in Greater Sudbury, cross-country ski races for 300 elementary students were a go.
On Family Day, Sudbury’s professional basketball team planned free activities for fans of all ages before the team took to the court in its game against Montreal.
An 18-year-old forward from the North Bay Battalion has been suspended indefinitely after receiving a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct on Sunday, the league says.
A 26-year-old from northeastern Ontario has made it to the big leagues in hockey signing a two-year, two-way contract with the Boston Bruins on Sunday and scoring his first NHL goal in his first professional game.
A northern Ontario man was fined $1,800 after pleading guilty to breaking the 21-day rule for camping on Crown land.
A southern Ontario man who pretended to live in northern Ontario to get a discount on car insurance must repay benefits he received, an the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal has ruled.
Greater Sudbury animal rescue service PetSave has officially moved into its new location and is already at capacity despite more space.
Following decisions made by many other school boards, the four boards in the Sudbury area are also giving students a day off during the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8.